|“||If this was only about revenge, it would be, but this is also about chaos... and order... When my mother had my first and most beloved wife killed, I saw finally the chaos that the universe is. And what a horror that chaos was. Order does not exist naturally, it must be imprisoned. And mine is the only mind, the only will, capable of imposing that order on existence. And - to that end - I sought the Infinity Links.||„|
Thanoseid has all of the powers and ambitions of both villains, and is thus a very dangerous threat. He is the ruler of Apokolips, and his goal is to annihilate all of the universe save Apokolips and to win the favor of Lady Death by finding the Ultimate Anti-Life Nulifier. He teamed up with Doctor Doomsday during the events of the Secret Crisis to destroy the universe.
Thanoseid was the main villain behind the unpublished event, The Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour, in which Thanoseid, along with Doctor Doomsday, planned on obliterating everything in the universe apart from Thanoseids' homeworld of Apokolips. They were both defeated by the combined efforts of the Amalgam superheroes.
This combination of characters has a particular twist; Thanos' creator Jim Starlin has always admitted that Thanos was partially inspired by Jack Kirby's Darkseid. During the DC/Marvel series that led to Amalgam, Darkseid called Thanos a pale imitation of himself. In the Avengers/JLA crossover series, Darkseid found and briefly wielded the Infinity Gauntlet, once sought after by Thanos but discarded it as it had no power or use in his universe. Avengers' archer Hawkeye took one look at Darkseid and declared him worse than Thanos, once more acknowledging the characters' connection.
- He was created by John Ostrander and Gary Frank.
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